A cliffside estate nestled within the centrality of the wild, pine forests sprawl and stretch over rolling hills for miles on end, until rising mountains strike into the sky. The diverse palate of the sky’s colours changing the scenery by day, and by season. This fully furnished 11,825 square feet mansion, known as Sunset Ridge, sits upon thirty-five acres of some of Colorado’s most scenic land. This is the true palace of wilderness.
At first glance this masterful residence is designed to blend harmoniously into the mountainous backdrop and stretching hills. Exterior wise, this estate is comprised of a very sleek-contemporary design, that continues to seamlessly flow to the interior. The ample yet definitively bold layout (inside and out) is befitted with many large windows so the sense of being free and open is captured within the house, coupled with the warmth and comfortability needed when living in the mountains through the dramatic winter months.
The fleeting views from the front of the house is befit with a satisfying pond which reflects the wilderness by day, the sunset by evening and the stars by night. This pond is further fed by a mountain stream which cascades over a series of small waterfalls beneath a connective master suit bridge. The master suite itself has warm yet mellow lighting fixtures which gives the masterful room a calm and gratifying feel. A fireplace and television is integrated into one of the whitewashed stone pillars, and through the glass sliding doors, a designated balcony area for the master suite can be found. The washroom has a very spacious tub and steam shower with dual sinks and top of the line finishings to create a luxurious affect.
The cool white-greyish interior, further furnished with warm carpeting in the main foyer and upper levels, keeps the warmth and light within the overall feel of the house in the cooler months, while in the warmer times of the year this light interior keeps everything cool and fresh. Just steps off from the very large and open main living area an open concept dining room is adorned with a glass case-enclosed fireplace, with the sweeping views out into the land from the large wrap-around windows. Slide the glass doors open and sit down on the widened balcony accompanied by the unimaginably rich backdrop, and as though your sitting on the edge of a mountain, the cool cordillera air surrounds you.
The cookery (located just steps from the dining area) accompanies a blend of white and brown cabinets and furnishings to create a fresh and exuberant area for creativity to flourish. Granite countertops encircle the counter and large island (adorned with an L-shaped eating space); this area overall being a very spacious and sizable space for preparation and entertaining. Furthermore, another set of glass doors leads you out to the barbecue which is located on this end of the very lengthy wrap around balcony.
A series of other splendid rooms befit this extraordinary estate such as an upper level office, while on the base level a peaceful terrarium settles itself along a corridor. A second wrap-around kitchen area is found alongside the recreation space, which features a pool table and ping pong table, while an additional and very comfortable living room can be found not far off with access to the ground level patio, while a movie room, gym, and game room accompany the other beautiful bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms on this level. On the immediate grounds of the estate a fire pit can be found and just a short walk along the patio encircles the pond, leading the enchantingly large gazebo. Supplementing the ground level amenities, an indoor hot tub is the perfect place to enjoy a moment of peace amongst the excitement of this pristine estate. If you and yours are only a few in number, or if you have a more sizeable family, 296 Gray Head Lane is luxury at its best and with something for everyone and room for all.
Listed by: Steve Catsman – Telluride Real Estate Corp.